The Beverly Hillbillies is a very famous comedy series that was started broadcasting on September 26, 1962 on CBS. Because of its popularity in 1960's, it aired 9 season s on CBS until 1971 with a total of 274 episodes. The sitcom was aired on Wednesdays from 9.00 to 9.30 pm.
The Beverly Hillbillies was starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas and Raymond Bailey. It was produced by Firmways Television and The CBS Television Network.
This series was aiming to be a funny sitcom that can compete among other poplar sitcoms in its time and like other sitcoms it was based on a family and comedy around them. So this program is narrating a very poor family's move to Beverly Hills after finding an huge oil resource in their land and the challenges and funny situations they faced in California. So the family that used to live in rural mountain life were in the situation that having millionaire neighbors, and luxurious city life. This absurd situation was the main source to create the gags and jokes in the program.
A deviant family in their neighborhood is not surprising theme in 1960's sitcoms but The Beverly Hillbillies placed itself among the top watched programs in all 9 years. Reruns were continued most of the years past on several TV channels. The continuous success of the production lead to a film with the same name, "The Beverly Hillbillies", was made in 1993 by 20th Century Fox.
March 23, 2012 Subject:
MISS B WAS A GOOD ACTRESS. SHE COULD PLAY ANY PART. SHE WAS THE FIRST CHOICE TO PLAY GRANNY. SHE WAS THE L BALLS FIRST CHOICE TO PLAY THE PART DEVELOPED AS ETHEL MERTZ. SHE COULD HAVE PLAYED ANY PART ON THE HILLBILLIES : GRANNY , MISS JANE , MIZ DRYSDALE EVEN ELLY MAY! SHE COUULD HAVE PLAYED BOB CUMMINGS SISTER AND SECRETARY ON THAT SHOW ALSO . A GREAT EXPERIENCED RADIO ACTRESS.
I loved this,I saw every other episode guaranteed!Ms.Kulp is STILL the geeky datdream(do NOT deny it!)
December 14, 2011 Subject:
Not the Original Theme Song
Please note that this version of the program does NOT include the famous original theme song.
December 14, 2011 Subject:
With whats already been said, i remember this show fondly when it was screened over here, (on my mum's little 21" "cossor" telly, there's not a lot of so called "comedy" made these days that i wanna watch, i much prefer re-runs of the good old comedy shows like this, Buddy Ebsen at his dry comedy best, thanks to the up-loader!!
August 18, 2011 Subject:
The critics hated it. They called it a “one joke show.” They said it wouldn’t last a season, and about that they were correct: It lasted nine seasons.
The tenor of this show is as the character of the hillbillies themselves - honest, unpretentious, and endearing.
The gags are not sophisticated, but quite silly. Still, the continuing saga of Jed Clampett underscores the old saying that says you can’t cheat an honest man. Despite the best efforts of con men, plots by ne’er do wells, and even the schemes of their greedy banker, the hillbillies aways came out on top by acting honorably.
Human decency and kindness were once considered appropriate human qualities worthy of exhibition in plays and on television. Now, only moral depravity and social ugliness are considered to be proper subject matter for comedy.
If you want to relax with some unpretentious comedy, enjoy.
October 18, 2010 Subject:
I have never seen the first episode, now that I have I have a re-newed enjoyment of the complete series, I have a hunger for complete mpegs of the whole run of the show!!
A good quality watch, I was on 'Rogers Extreme' high speed and I didnt so much as get a burp in the streaming(sorry, 2 burps.. I contribute those to my system.. it does freeze on occassion).